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Rogers announces investment in NB-IoT network technology to enable the future of IoT

May 21, 2019 / Rogers Communications, Inc.

Today, Rogers announced its plan to launch Narrow-Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT), a network technology that allows stationary IoT devices and sensors to send and receive small amounts of data over long distances, with very low power requirements. This new technology is best used for Asset Monitoring, Industrial Automation, Smart Meters and Smart Cities. “This is another first for Rogers in our long history of innovation in IoT. We are thrilled to commit to launching NB-IoT for our customers,” said Dean Prevost, President, Rogers for Business. “With the launch of NB-IoT, we are complementing our national LTE-M network, providing choice to our customers, and empowering innovation by enabling reliable, low power, low cost, and secure IoT solutions.” NB-IoT is complementary to Rogers national LTE and LTE-M networks, which are available to IoT customers across Canada, with additional sites continuously being added, starting with Ontario. In addition, NB-IoT will al...